This is Not a Place of Honour

There is a cave where all the evils of the world are buried – or so the elders say, translating the runes of the forerunners.

Once a member of the tribe was foolish enough to enter it and he came out sick and dying, speaking of stones that glowed and cold metal as he lay in fever.

There are some evils, the elders say, that even centuries cannot kill.

This is for Three Line Tales, Week 226! Thanks to Sonya for running the challenge! Photo credit to Raúl Nájera.

“This is not a place of honour” is a phrase used to mark nuclear waste disposal sites and protect future generations from accidentally uncovering them.

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